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August 02, 2006

Sunset 08/02/06



Posted by john at August 2, 2006 09:41 PM

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Kevin Q | August 2, 2006 09:53 PM



JimW | August 2, 2006 10:00 PM


Jude | August 2, 2006 10:08 PM

Being a cynical optimist, when I see a sunset like this, I think--pollution. My reaction dates from a visit to Mexico where the best sunsets I'd ever seen were caused by natural gas burnoffs near Poza Rica. Oh, well.

John Scalzi | August 2, 2006 10:23 PM

Nah, it's just haze from mosture in the air and clouds under the horizon.

Joe Rybicki | August 2, 2006 10:37 PM

...unless the cows in Indiana have gotten REALLY flatulent lately...

Malcolm | August 2, 2006 10:37 PM

Did you Photoshop this at all? Or are you able to command the sun to perform on cue like that?

John Scalzi | August 2, 2006 10:44 PM


I did run it through Photoshop, but that's because the camera didn't quite capture what it really looked like (this is a problem with digital cameras in low light situations). What's here is pretty close to what it actually looked like to my eye.

As for commanding the sun, well, sure, I can command it. Whether it listens, of course, is another thing entirely

Jason Erik Lundberg | August 2, 2006 10:53 PM

Whoa. Dude, I just had a Keanu moment.

Karl Cook | August 2, 2006 11:43 PM

Exxxxcellent! Nice shot, Scalzi.

Madeline F | August 3, 2006 12:29 AM

Oh, hell, man, what camera do you have, again? I have a 5 megapixel Konica KD-500Z and I still get bands when photographing graded blue skies like that...

John Scalzi | August 3, 2006 12:47 AM

I get some granularity in my camera (I have a Nikon D70s); I solved it in this case by doing a gaussian blur on the top half of the picture.

Chang | August 3, 2006 06:25 AM

Me likey pretty sunset. Make brain happy. Pretty light from sky gods.

Douglas | August 3, 2006 09:48 AM

My atheist HS Physics teacher used to call these "Rays of God Light". Then he'd launch in to why they were actually parallel but appeared not to be.

Nice timing.

Anne C. | August 3, 2006 10:18 AM

"I want every man to say 'Oooooooh!' or I'll know the reason why!"
"Not yet!"
[/obscure movie reference]

Gary Boyd | August 3, 2006 08:26 PM

That's gotta be the nicest clear sky sunset I have seen in a long time. Nice work...

Jessie | December 21, 2006 03:33 AM

Wow that looks soooooooo amazing it looks fake.
mwah mwah LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!

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